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Precursor in 'constant contact' with Nintendo concerning Shadow of the Eternals

We're all still a little unclear on why we're getting a spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness instead of a true sequel. We'll take what we can get, but could there be an issue with Nintendo preventing a true sequel in name? That doesn't seem to be the case, as the official SotE website has this to say.

We have been in constant communication with Nintendo, and they have been very supportive of our endeavour to bring this game to their platform.

Let's hope both parties are speaking amicably! Thanks to Autosaver for the heads up!

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08 May 2013 02:41

If they're in "constant contact", why not just WORK TOGETHER and make an actual Sanity Meter (and everything else) included ED sequel?
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08 May 2013 02:55

By "in constant contact", he probably means that they asked to be WiiU devs and got a Dev Kit.
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08 May 2013 03:36

Yeah, these comments don't suggest any sort of collaboration... just standard communication with and support for a developer that is putting a game on their console.

We already know that Precursor wants to bring the game to as many platforms as possible, so... no official ED2. Also, if they had official Nintendo backing, it would be a crime to do a crowd funding campaign.
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08 May 2013 03:47

My prediction is this game will be the Wii U's Sadness. While Precursor is not as mysterious as Nibris was, I don't trust Dyack one bit. That IGN "interview" said absolutely nothing of substance. It was obviously a PR stunt with the interviewer asking unimportant questions regarding the game and Dyack speaking in vague generalities. Also the fact that there only seems to be a single progammer on this. And if they are indeed in constant contact with Nintendo and have their support, why are they not calling this Eternal Darkness 2 when they are saying how similar it will be? And then of course the whole thing about people not getting their money back if it doesn't work out. It all just seems fishy too me. I hope I am wrong as I loved Eternal Darkness. We'll see...
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08 May 2013 05:38

Maybe because when Silicon Knights got shutdown it screwed up or the licenses and such?
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08 May 2013 06:57

Am I the only one who thinks the classic that is Eternal Darkness doesn't need a sequel - i feel a spiritual successor would actually be BETTER in this case.
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08 May 2013 10:37

@Devil_Rising I think this will come to pass once the pledges / PR campaign really takes off.

... I pledged $25 [£16.66] earlier myself.
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08 May 2013 11:38

Now people can shut-up about legal issues that may have arisen and stop acting like Nintendo didn't know about this game months ago.
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08 May 2013 11:41

@mr_bogus
I agree. I don't see how a real sequel could take place considering Eternal Darkness spanned 2000 years. The game would have to have a story that happened in parallel, but how could it unless it was actually unrelated to Pious, The Ancients and The Roivas Family.
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08 May 2013 13:11

OmicronTurtle wrote:@mr_bogus
I agree. I don't see how a real sequel could take place considering Eternal Darkness spanned 2000 years. The game would have to have a story that happened in parallel, but how could it unless it was actually unrelated to Pious, The Ancients and The Roivas Family.



I never expected or even wanted that sort of "sequel", as you say. What I did want and hoped for, was just something that took place in the same universe, with the same gameplay, sanity meter, Old Gods, etc. For example it would be nice to see a return of Mantorok, and not just with some other similar name. The whole thing, the alignment with a certain "God" that slightly changed the game, or the Sanity Meter, the actual names for things, etc. That would have been nice to see.
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08 May 2013 14:29

Reggie: Denis? How do you spell that? D-e-...
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08 May 2013 15:17

@Devil_Rising
It's multiplatform so it might turn Nintendo off.
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08 May 2013 23:18

Well right, that would be the idea, is that if they just worked together made it Eternal Darkness, it wouldn't be for PC, just Wii U. But alas. Regardless of the wheres and whyfors, I still detest the fact that this is going to be a 12 installment episodic download kind of deal. Considering they're not going to charge any LESS than $10 per episode (if you're lucky, which probably won't be the case), even at that minimum, you're looking at spending $120 on one game. To me, it would be far more worth it to have one experience you can sit down and play through with no "end of episode" artificial interruptions, for ONCE $60 price tag.

But that's just me.

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